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Whether you call this part of the meal hors d'oeuvres, little bites, first course, or appetizers, these food items are served before the main course. There are a plethora of appetizer recipes you can choose from, but our flat onion bread creation deserves some attention. 

Oftentimes, we need to come up with a quick, easy and non-fattening appetizers when we're on the go and counting calories. The recipe below is just that. It makes 16 individual flatbreads and is somewhat like a pizza, but without the fattening cheese and meats.

Flat Onion Bread Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1 ½ cup finely chopped onions
  • ¾ cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 ½ - 3 cups all-purpose flour

Flat Onion Bread Directions

  1. Melt 1 tbsp. butter in a heavy 10-12 inch skillet over high heat.  Add onions, reduce heat, and cook 3-5 minutes until soft and brown. 
  2. Melt remaining 5 tbsp. butter and pour into mixing bowl. 
  3. Add water and onions, salt and 2 ½ cups flour (1/2 cup at a time) and mix well.
  4. Roll mixture into a ball, divide into 16 pieces, and roll each piece into a 2” ball.  With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll into 8” circles.Dough should not stick to fingers. Add more flour if sticky.
  5. Place a 10”–12” heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Brown each circle 3-4 minutes on each side.

This recipe makes 16 individual breads. It can be served with chutney or as an accompaniment to soups. For more food, wine and recipes, check out Sally Bernstein!

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